Loss of an Icon

Patricia Durman, NPA Macarthur Branch

According to a 2015 report by the Australian Koala Foundation, there were only 87,000 (1% of the original population killed for the pelts) left across Australia. They go on to say that up to 8 million were killed for their pelts before 1927 when the practice was banned across the country.

National Party’s war on Koalas escalates

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) has expressed outrage at documents published by the ABC showing direct intervention by NSW National Party Leader, John Barilaro through the Regional NSW Department to allow logging back into forests heavily impacted by the bushfires. 

Industry jobs scare campaign distracts from the real issue – protecting koalas for future generations 

The timber industry’s attempt to scare the public with claims the Great Koala National Park will harm regional economies seeks to distract from the logging that is pushing koalas closer to extinction.

New Report Highlights Importance of the Great Koala National Park

New report charts a course to prevent koala extinction in NSW – and identifies the Great Koala National Park a vital step.

The National Parks Association of NSW Inc (NPA) is renewing calls for the creation of the Great Koala National Park—and other new protected areas for koalas—following the release of a new report charting a way forward to protect habitat for koalas in NSW and Queensland.

ALP Koala Park pledge gives hope for the survival of an iconic species

The Nature Conservation Council and National Parks Association welcome state Labor’s commitment to creating a Great Koala National Park on the north coast.

The Great Koala National Park, if fully implemented as conservationists recommend, would protect 175,000 hectares of publicly owned state forests as National Parks, and boost public access and recreation on the north coast. Today Labor have committed to the establishment of the Great Koala National Park but have omitted detail about its exact location and size.